Going Beyond the Self: Hegel on Recognition
Keywords:Hegel, recognition, self consciousness, master slave dialectics.
This paper argues that Hegelâ€™s idea of recognition takes into account a conception (of humans) which goes beyond the self. This is seen in contrast to the liberal tradition, which seems at best of mere utility and at worst negative and not comprehensive as well. The concept of self consciousness is used to point out so as to how recognition becomes a function to be achieved only through the other. Does it mean that there would be mutual recognition or would there be different kinds of recognitions (depending upon consciousnesses)?
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